watercolor:portraits

Period guys (and gals!) in glasses

A special post for Combeferre today.  You’re not alone in poor eyesight!


^^^This Belgian fellow couldn’t settle for just one set of magnifiers.

^^^Awesome lady!  Rock those glasses, girl!

^^^Don’t know what to say here……….>___>

^^^Another hip lady!

^^^Some of the spectacles themselves.  Tinted spectacles, like today, were used for a variety of protective purposes, usually against light or chemicals, while clear lens were mainly for reading.  Good luck getting long-distance spectacles!

^^^And, because we know men have always been lazy.  An 1832 cariacature promising “living made easy”: revolving hats that had all the gadgets men needed attached to their brims, from cigarettes to eyeglasses. Because “the intolerable trouble of holding them” was just too much.


So, see, Combeferre!  Lots of hot 1820s-1840s guys in glasses!  There’s still hope for you yet…!  :D

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Hey there! This is quite different from what I usually post. These are behind-the-scenes shots from a short film where I worked as cinematographer! It was for Loyola Film Circle’s Under The Stars 2015. Check it out here: https://vimeo.com/119619833

Salvaged
Directed by Miguel Feria
Written by Santi Arnaiz
Cinematography by JL Javier
Production Design by Jemo Ramos
Production Manager Sam Ganzon
Edited by Miguel Feria
Music by The Dawn

"Carl Grimes"—Couldn’t help but draw a lovely photograph that I saw of him.

Hello! I am doing $5.00 (suggested donation) commissions for quick Ink sketches as a fundraiser for my trip to China, where I hope to teach English for 10 months. If you are at all interested you can check out my Facebook page here: 

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Capturing Community in Salvador with @malaquiasgui

For more photos and videos by Guilherme, follow @malaquiasgui on Instagram.

The first time Guilherme Malaquias (@malaquiasgui) set foot in a favela he did not expect to find an elderly lady, nicknamed “Grandmother,” with a fridge full of water for thirsty visitors passing by. “Walking around the streets of the community, I received so many greetings and smiles,” recalls the 27-year-old photographer and architecture student of his visit to a shantytown, which he prefers to call a “community,” in his hometown of Salvador, Brazil.

Nowadays, Guilherme is a regular visitor to this community, volunteering in art workshops and helping paint houses. As a photographer, the experience of documenting life in the community has taught him about building trust with his subjects. “The more genuine your intent is as a photographer, the more authenticity you get back,” he says.

For Guilherme, photography is about connecting people to his experience. “Photography has the potential to connect different types of people,” he says. “It has become a way for me to showcase this community, and encourage others to come see what I am experiencing for themselves.”